Covington High Student Sues Washington Post for $250M
The family of Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old depicted in a viral video facing a Native American elder at a Washington, D.C., demonstration last month, claims reporters “targeted and bullied” him to promote their “biased agenda” against President Trump. Critics claim Sandmann was taunting activist Nathan Phillips.
What are his chances? U.S. defamation lawsuits are difficult to win, but that’s not stopping Sandmann’s lawyers: They reportedly sent letters to 54 media firms, celebrities, dioceses and lawmakers last month warning of legal action.
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